All Upcoming Events

Field Day Pre Breakfast!

Date: Jun 22, 2024
Time: 7:00 am

Gathering to have breakfast and plan for the day’s activity. To be at our normal monthly breakfast is held.

All are invited including the family and those interested in the club.

The Bistro is located in Fauquier Hospital located in the lower level. Join us for a time to socialize, discuss and ask questions about amateur radio.

ARRL Field Day

Start date: Jun 22, 2024
End date: Jun 23, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Field Day
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FARA will once again be participating in ARRL’s field day exercise where amateur radio operators demonstrate their ability to operate from anywhere they might be needed.

We will be having a variety of stations covering many aspects of amateur radio from Morse code to the latest digital modes.

We will also be holding a VE Session on Sunday June 23rd at our field day site. Details Here.

Field Day will be held at C.M. Crockett Park, 1066 Rogues Rd, Midland VA 22728.

For and overview of field day by going to the ARRL Field Day page or download the ARRL Field Day Flier.

FARA VE Test Session During Field Day

Date: Jun 23, 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Field Day | VE Test

Combine your exam session and see Field Day in action!   Great opportunity to ask questions and get some hands on operating.

The test session will be at C. M. Crockett Park at the FARA ARRL Field Day Site and conducted by the Virginia Volunteer Examiners.  You must have your FRN before coming to the test site.  The VVE would like those planning to attend to register with Milan () however walk-ins are allowed Please visit the VVE Website for all the necessary information and links.

The test session will be in the field where FARA’s field day is setup.

C. M. Crockett Park is located in Midland, VA.  Here is a link for a map – FARA Field Day Site.

Informal Club Breakfast Open to All – The Bistro at Fauquier Hospital

Date: Jun 29, 2024
Time: 8:00 am
Breakfast

A informal gathering of FARA member’s open to all interested in Amateur Radio is held The Bistro on the Hill the last Saturday of every month. The Bistro is located in Fauquier Hospital located in the lower level. Join us for a time to socialize, discuss and ask questions about amateur radio.

You need to enter from the main Hospital entrance, take a immediate right after you enter, then and follow the signs to the Bistro which to take you to the elevator to go down to the lower level.

All are invited including the family and those interested in the club.

Monthly Club Meeting

Date: Jul 11, 2024
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Club Meeting

FARA monthly club meeting of members. Visitors are encouraged.

For the time being, we plan to incorporate “simulcasting” the live meetings with WebEx for the convenience of those who are unable attend, or who are not comfortable with in-person meetings yet.

Click here for meeting details.

To participate virtually please go to the Join Meeting Online page.

VE Test Session

Date: Jul 20, 2024
Time: 9:30 am
VE Test

Virginia Volunteer Examiners Test Session

Test sessions are the 3rd Saturday of every month at 09:30 at the Porter Library in Stafford, VA off Garrisonville Road. Details can be found

NOTE: Please contact Milan with Virginia Volunteer Examiners at to register.

You must have your FCC FRN in order to test.  If you do not have a FRN you can obtain one beforehand by registering with the FCC ULS System and creating a new ULS registration.  Follow this link https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do to get your FRN.


Other ARRL VE Sessions

If this date is inconvenient for you, other Clubs in the area hold their own exams and you can find other sessions by going to the ARRL exam session locator at this link: Find an Amateur Radio License Exam Session.

Email Milan, NØEUV, for more information at: to register.

You can visit the Virginia Volunteer Examiners at their website.